Becerra captures third modified feature victory of season at Adams County Speedway


Austen Becerra won his third modified feature of the season Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — Austen Becerra was able to withstand a number of charges from rival Dave Wietholder during the latter stages of the modified feature en route to collecting his third checkered flag of the season Sunday night at Adams County Speedway.

Wietholder, who led all 20 laps, crossed the finish line 0.655 of a second ahead of Wietholder. Rick Conoyer was third and Jacob Rexing fourth.

“That was a helluva race. Dave really kept the pressure on me the last 10 laps,” Becerra said. “I really didn’t know where to be on track (early in the race), but I hung my guns up on the top and stayed there.”

Becerra leads mod drivers with three feature victories and has a series-best 18 over the past 2 ½ seasons. The $800 Becerra won boosted his season total to $4,375, the most of any series leader at the track. Wietholder ($3,675) and Rexing ($3,000) follow.

Becerra and Rexing won the mod heats.

Becerra (456), Wietholder (448) and Rexing (412) are the top three in points.

Other feature winners were Jamie Wilson in the crate late models, Reed Wolfmeyer in the sport mods, Robert Cottom in stocks and Jacob Jones in the Crown Vics.

The 4-Cylinder feature was suspended after 13 laps due to rough driving and will be completed before the start of Wednesday’s Chad McCoy Memorial program. Track officials will be reviewing film of the event and likely handing out several disqualifications.

Wilson led all 25 laps of the late model main event to win his second feature of the season. Denny Woodworth, Jackson Frankel and Braden Bilger completed the top four.

Wilson and Jason Perry garnered heat victories.

Perry ($2,850), Woodworth ($2,575), Wilson ($2,450) and Tommy Elson ($2,250) lead the late model earnings list.

Perry (393) also leads the points race over Woodworth (384), Wilson (373) and Elston (353).

Wolfmeyer grabbed his second sport mod feature victory as the “big four” of that division once again dominated. Tanner Klingele finished second ahead of A.J. Tournear and Logan Cumby.

Wolfmeyer did most of his damage up high.

“I was up there in no man’s land, but there’s nowhere else I would rather be,” he said.

Tournear and Klingele won heats.

Klingele remains on top in points with 194, just ahead of Wolfmeyer (191), Cumby (188) and Tournear (185).

Money-wise, Wolfmeyer ($2,750) forged past Klingele ($2,600). Cumby ($2,050) is third.

Jacob Jones’ feature win in the Crown Vics class was his second of the season. Steve Meyer was runner-up, Jake Etter third. Jones (104) and Meyer (104) are tied for the points lead.

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